I have a somewhat love/hate relationship with Herbal Essence. Some of their formulas are amazing, and other fall short of even being ‘meh’ for me. I also find their Nicole Shirtswinger adverts a bit annoying too…honestly who can make their hair look like that in an airplane bathroom with no hairdryer, how quick does that girl’s hair air dry! I’m obviously flying with the wrong companies.
Anyway, I was browsing the shampoo isle in my local supermarket, as I so often do, and I saw this bright and enticing duo stacked right along my eyesight.
I saw that it contained mandarin extract and with one swift sniff it was in my basket. It just smelt like pure, unashamed summer in a bottle. It also helped that it was formulated for dry and frizzy hair, and whaddya’ know, thats my type.
I do like that Herbal Essence comes in two different sized bottles. I tend to use the small ones for testing and travelling, and if I like enough then I’ll repurchase the larger ones for my ‘everyday’ collection.
This particular duo from the Smooth & Soft range, I actually really enjoyed using, and I must say I was very surprised with the results. Usually when something smells so good, my hair seems to say ‘ohhh no, no, no. Not this one. You might be tempted to eat me’.
The shampoo is cleansing, without drying or knotting the hair and I really feel like I get a good scrub going with it. The conditioner does exactly what you’d hope, and leaves the hair feeling soft and moisturised. It doesn’t weigh the hair down, which is one thing I’ve had problems with, with Herbal Essence before.
Styling wise, I found it really easy to achieve smooth, manageable hair that stayed looking (and smelling!) good after 24 hours. I have quite long hair that knots easily, and I actually think this helped to keep that to a minimum.
You can find Herbal Essence in boots, Superdrug, and most local supermarkets. Prices can vary from £1.50 upwards.
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